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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 23.9k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 23.9k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 31 May 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 368pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    The Master of Economics reputation for rigorous training in graduate economics - underlined by its research-active pedagogy -  attracts outstanding students to the University. In particular influential economic policymakers in prominent organs of national executive government (especially PM&C and Treasury)have found the MEc'sfocus on national policy issues very rewarding. The degrees accommodation of a focus on Australia's place in the region (through coursework choices and research) is worth stressing.

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    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

    1. undertake formal economic analysis and empirically test solutions to economic problems;
    2. possess the technical skills needed to access the academic literature in most fields of study in economics;
    3. to assimilate the significant content of recent developments in both theoretical and applied economics;
    4. undertake independent research in economic theory at the graduate level and provide economic intuition for the results;

    Cognate disciplines

    Economics

    The Master of Economics requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of

    48 units from completion of the following initial component:           

    48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses

    ECON6015 Optimisation Techniques for Economists

    ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy

    ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy

    ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics

    ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics

    EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data

    EMET8005 Economic Models and Introductory Econometrics

    STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

    Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial component will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Economics.

    48 units from completion of the following concluding component:

    18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

    ECON8011 Microeconomic Theory A

    ECON8022 Macroeconomic Theory (Master)

    EMET8002 Case Studies in Applied Econometrics

    A minimum of 18 units from completion of courses from the following electives:

    ECON8001 Topics in Economic Dynamics

    ECON8002 Applied Welfare Economics

    ECON8003 Economic Policy Issues

    ECON8006 International Trade Theory

    ECON8009 International Monetary Economics

    ECON8010 Public Economics

    ECON8018 Cost-Benefit Analysis

    ECON8021 Topics in Microeconomic Theory

    ECON8050 Economic Growth

    EMET8001 Applied micro-econometrics

    EMET8010 Applied Macro and Financial Econometrics

    EMET8012 Business and Economic Forecasting

    EMET8014 Fundamentals of Econometric Methods

    A maximum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following electives:

    ECHI8007 Advanced Topics in Poverty, Public Policy and Development

    ECHI8011 Classic Works of Economic Theory

    ECON8008 Japanese Economy and Economic Policy

    ECON8013 Mathematical Techniques in Economics I

    ECON8014 Mathematical Techniques in Economics II

    ECON8015 International Economics

    ECON8034 Principles of Public Economics

    ECON8037 Financial Economics

    ECON8038 Industrial Organisation

    ECON8039 Health Economics

    ECON8040 Resource & Environmental Economics

    ECON8041 Labour Economics and Industrial Relations

    ECON8047 Law and Economics

    ECON8049 Southeast Asian Economic Policy and Development

    ECON8053 Strategic Thinking: An Introduction to Game Theory

    ECON8070 Political Economy of Macroeconomic Policy

    ECON8091 The Economy, Politics and the State


    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%.

    All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

    Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial component to continue to the concluding component. Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial component will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Economics.

    Applicants with a cognate Bachelor degree or ANU Graduate Certificate may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit, comprising:

    • ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy
    • ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy
    • EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data
    • STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance

    Applicants an ANU Bachelor Honours degree or Graduate Diploma in Economics may be considered for credit in:

    • ECON7073 Microeconomic Principles for Economic Policy
    • ECON7074 Macroeconomic Principles for Economic Policy
    • EMET7001 Introduction to Analysis of Economic Models and Data
    • STAT7055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance
    • ECON8025 Diploma Microeconomics
    • ECON8026 Diploma Macroeconomics
    • EMET8005 Econometric Models and Introductory Econometrics
    • ECON6015 Optimisation Techniques for Economists =

    ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

    Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

    This program will be available for S1 and S2 intake.

    Students who do not meet the 70% progression requirement in the Master of Economics may transfer to the Master of Economic Policy.

    For Domestic Students applying through UAC: If you have completed an overseas qualification, please send a scanned copy of your original testamur (graduation certificate) and academic transcript through to info.cbe@anu.edu.au. The scanned documents should be in colour and unaltered in size. Please include your name and UAC number in the email.

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